Our mission is to aid in the economic prosperity of
the tri-city area by partnering with locally-owned businesses to help them
grow, and by serving the
financial needs of their employees and customers. We accomplish this by
developing personal relationships,
providing unparalleled customer service,
and making prompt, local
We believe in financial
By maintaining and building our financial strength we can do more for our
customers, our employees, our shareholders, and our community.
We believe in integrity.
The principal measure of our success is not financial but adherence to the
highest ethical standards.
In the fall of 1902, a group of civic-minded and far-sighted citizens met
to subscribe for the stock of the Farmers & Merchants Bank. There were two
existing banks in Marinette founded by lumbermen. This bank's founders
thought there was a need for a "people's bank" that would serve the financial
needs of hard-working, ordinary citizens.
Little did they realize that the institution they founded would still be
serving this community over 100 years later. Some of the founders
include J. E.
Utke, Charles Reinke, Gus Reinke, Leo Evans, T. C. Miller, John Boren,
Charles Feldstein, Samuel Feldstein, F. E. Noyes, and John Dumoulin.
Since 1902, the Farmers & Merchants Bank has been an innovator in the
financial services industry. During periods of financial uncertainty,
including the Great Depression, we have remained committed to serving our
customers in every capacity.
Today, we serve this area as a contributor to many organizations including the
United Way, American Legion Baseball, Special Olympics, and the American
Cancer Society. Education has always been a central focus of our
philanthropic effort. We provide scholarships to graduating seniors from
area high schools to enable them to start their post-secondary education,
and are the principal sponsor of the Hi-Q academic quiz contest for high
We are grateful to our customers for your loyal support.
While we honor the past, we are excited about the future. We are confident that our community-based approach,
growth, and innovative services will continue to make us a leader in this
area and in the financial services industry.
We are committed to our customers, our stockholders, and to this community. With your continued support, we will still be here in another